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On The Campaign Trail

On The Campaign Trail

A peaceful protest caravan and rally in support of President Donald Trump will be held Saturday in South and West Maui. The event will start at 1 p.m. on Kapili Street near the fire station in Wailea and will end with sign-waving at the Lahaina Cannery Mall around 4 p.m. Participants will be ...

On The Campaign Trail

A virtual candidate forum featuring candidates for the West Maui state House, all County Council and Office of Hawaiian Affairs seats will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. today. The West Maui Taxpayers Association is organizing the virtual webinar through Zoom with coordination by Akaku Maui ...

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Candidates for the West Maui residency seat on the County Council — incumbent Tamara Paltin and challenger Rick Nava — will be appearing at a Virtual Candidates Forum, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset is hosting the forum that will include five minutes of ...

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U.S. House candidate Kai Kahele, a Democrat, has been holding livestream events at 6 p.m. Thursday nights on various topics. Kahele is seeking the 2nd Congressional seat vacated by Tulsi Gabbard. The 2nd Congressional district includes Maui County. Topics to be discussed include labor, health ...

Supporters of Biden-Harris to meet for sign-waving event Thursday in Kahului

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris will hold a sign-waving event from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in front of the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. Sign-wavers are asked to space themselves out in units of 10 people or less and to maintain a ...

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A President Donald Trump Caravan is scheduled for Maui on Labor Day Monday and is set to start at 11 a.m. The Maui route will begin at 162 Kapili St. off Kilohana in Kihei and will travel through Kahului, Wailuku and end at the Lahaina Cannery Mall in Lahaina. Attendees are urged to ...

Social distancing hard on political campaigns

No beef stew fundraisers and in-person candidate forums and fewer yard signs and roadside sign waving are part of the new normal for Maui’s political campaign landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is an extraordinary period,” County Council Chairwoman Alice Lee said about the ...

Candidates complain about early ballot mailing

A couple of candidates running in Saturday’s primary election complained about mail-in ballots being sent out a week ahead of schedule, prompting them to scramble to reschedule the release of their advertising materials. First-time County Council candidate Sne Patel said he and other new ...

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House District 13 candidate Walter Ritte will be meeting with voters in Paia, Haiku and East Maui on Saturday and Sunday, according to an announcement. The event will start with sign-waving at Baldwin Beach Park from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a lunchtime talk story with Aunty ...

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Simon Russell, who is seeking the state House District 12 seat, will host a Facebook Live Talk Story series from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and July 18. Each night Russell will focus on one of the four pillars of his election platform: aina, kuma, ohana and loli. Post questions ...

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Tamara Paltin, who is seeking reelection to her West Maui residency seat, has filed nomination papers to run for her second two-year term on the Maui County Council. “There were many important matters that came before the council, but I’m really glad that I helped secure Hanakao`o Beach ...

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A Keiki to the Polls event, where voters bring their children with them to cast their ballot, is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku to coincide with absentee walk-in voting. The event is hosted by the Maui Women’s March and The ...

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Former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino will be interviewed live on radio about his campaign for mayor beginning at 11 a.m. Monday on KAKU-FM 88.5, Facebook Live and MauiNeutralZone.com, according to an announcement. Jason Schwartz will host the show. Council Member Elle Cochran, who ...

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Former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino has been endorsed for mayor by the Chamber of Maui Political Action Committee, which announced its picks of “business-friendly” candidates for the Nov. 6 general election. County Council candidates getting a nod from the chamber group were: ...

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The mayoral campaign for former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino will team up with director-producer Brian Kohne for a screening today of the locally produced film “Kuleana,” a movie about a disabled Vietnam vet who rediscovers the Hawaiian warrior within himself. The screening ...

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An ‘Ohana Candidates event featuring mayoral candidate Elle Cochran and County Council candidate Alika Atay will be held Thursday evening at the Paia Community Center. A potluck will be held at 5:30 p.m. with the event beginning at 6:15. Cochran, who currently holds the West Maui ...

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A group called “Our Revolution Hawai‘i” has endorsed Keani Rawlins-Fernandez for the Molokai residency seat on the Maui County Council. Council Member Stacy Crivello currently holds the seat. The endorsement came because the candidate “demonstrates support for the health, safety and ...

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The Kihei Community Association will host a candidate forum and question-and-answer session for two Maui County Council races — the Kahului and Molokai residency seats — Tuesday evening at Stawasz Hall at St. Theresa Church in Kihei. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the forum will start at ...

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The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset will host a forum Tuesday featuring Rick Nava and Tamara Paltin, both seeking the open West Maui residency seat on the Maui County Council. The event will feature West Maui issues and run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Lahaina Resort at 2780 Kekaa Drive in ...

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Maui County Council candidate Zandra Amaral Crouse will hold a complimentary “fun night” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Maui Waena Intermediate School. The candidate is seeking the South Maui residency seat held by Council Member Kelly King. According to an announcement, Amaral Crouse ...